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#1 of 35 Old 06-04-2007, 08:15 PM - Thread Starter
 
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My house is decluttered! I am so happy. It feels awesome. You can go in any room, any closet, any drawer, any cupboard in my home and NOT FIND CLUTTER! It is peaceful and so easy to clean. Thanks to everyone who helped talk me down from my mini nervous breakdown a few weeks ago. I'm actually starting to like my house and be able to relax in it. All I have left is my garage, but we're getting ready to go on vacation, so most of it will have to wait until we get home. We can concentrate on fixing up the house now instead of cleaning around the crap. Even dh is starting to like this "new" decluttered house. He even asked his dad what he wanted us to do with the cradle (he made it for us) now that the baby was too big for it (okay, so we never used the cradle, but his dad doesn't have to know that!). His dad said that he gave it to us with no string attached so we could give it away or sell it if we wanted to (I have to say I loved him so much when he said that!), so we are going to sell it and put the money in the baby's college account. I am doing the happy dance!:
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Congratulations!!!!!!!!!! That's wonderful! I hope to be there someday.

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Thanks. It feels goooooooooood!
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Wow, that is inspiring
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Wow, that is inspiring
: : : I'm pretty happy!
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That's fabulous! I love what your FIL said--so nice to get a gift that was truly a gift, with no expectations.
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Congrats!!!!! That is something to be proud of for sure!

Now go sit down with a cup of tea and enjoy your home!
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Isn't it fantastic?

I am *almost* there. DH is making great progress on the garage, the basement shelves need to be cleaned off, and I need to reorganize one upstairs closet.

Other than that, we are decluttered and it is sooo freeing. It feels like somebody cracking your back for you- that release of pain that you almost forgot was hurting you. It's such a relief.

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Congratulations!! That's got to be an amazingly wonderful, freeing feeling!

And I am so so so SOOOOO jealous!
I think I need to do some lurking in this forum.
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I can't even imagine... good for you!

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Wow, way to go!!!!



I had my place almost completely decluttered too . . . and now I need to start again already. Silly me . . .

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That's awesome!!!!:
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Thanks all! It does feel awesome. Now the work of maintenance begins! I've been enjoying relaxing in my peaceful bedroom and reading at night. I want my house to stay the peaceful haven that it has become.
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awsome- i wish i could do it- im so attached to things espically anythign crafty and that is taking over. we are having a yardsale soon and have been moving that stuff out it is great to have space!
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That's AWESOME!!! I have to spring clean the downstairs bathroom, and springclean/declutter/organize dh's office (Saturday) and I'm also TOTALLY DONE!!! Even our attic is done! (had ds take EVERYTHING out of it, I went through every bin, organized, and put back up what I needed (baby clothes- in descending order, so when newborn is 3-6 months, "girl 3-6 months clothes" are right at the front, etc.) Feels great, huh? My head feels so much clearer without all of the stuff, even dh likes it better (after having to b***h for months for him to get rid of stuff!)

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oh my god I am so jealous
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Can you take pictures of your new clean home? It would be such inspiration to see what "decluttered" actually looks like!
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Yay! Congrats to you! What an accomplishment. :

I'm totally inspired to work on my own house right now!
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Can you take pictures of your new clean home? It would be such inspiration to see what "decluttered" actually looks like!
Oh man - I'm glad you said that! I'm supposed to take pictures to show my mom (we've been doing remodeling and redecorating, too!). Yep! I will definitely do that. I have some lag time though because we don't have a digital.

Thanks for all the kudos everyone. I really appreciate them.
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Congratulations! I can't wait to see pictures.
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Congrats! Pictures would be wonderful. I love inspiration photos.
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Well... ?? Post those pictures, Momma!!
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That's fabulous! Good for you! I just moved (downsized a bit) and in the process of unpacking I am finally able to declutter well myself. I'd love to see pics!

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Well... ?? Post those pictures, Momma!!
Okay, okay. I just got home from vacation today. I will get some of them up tomorrow. PROMISE!
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And I have to tell you - coming home to a clutter free home from vacation was AWESOME! Right now I have a little mess to clean up (laundry, etc.) that I ran out of energy to take care of this afternoon after we got home, but it won't take me any time to get it back in shape tomorrow. Even dh commented on how easy it was to clean everything up today after we unloaded! Too cool.
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Woo hoo - you are an inspiration! Congrats! Share some pics if you feel like it!

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Okay, here are pictures of the first area that was completely clutter free! It's my bathroom/closet.

My side of the closet: http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...-r1-020-8a.jpg

Dh's side of the closet: http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...-r1-016-6a.jpg

The rest of the closet: (okay, you can only see one side, but the other is just a kitty litter!

The drawers/medicine cabinet, and counter top:


I'll try to get some pictures up of other parts of the house tomorrow!
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Okay, I don't know why the two bottom links didn't post. I'll try again.

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...-r1-018-7a.jpg
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Okay, my computer is really wigging out - I have to post them one at a time!: Here's the last one.

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q...-r1-014-5a.jpg
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